Jang Chang-yong was named vice chairman and senior editorial writer of The Korea Post media, the news media announced on June 23.
After graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature of Sungkyunkwan University in 1967, Jang entered the Maeil Kyungje Newspaper as a reporter.
He also served as editorial chief, managing editor and senior executive director of Jeil Kyungje Newspaper.
After retiring from the daily newspaper, he began to work at Korea Heavy Industries Co. as Public Relations (PR) senior executive director.
Before joining The Korea Post media, Jang also served as an economics lecturer at Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
In his days as a reporter for Maeil Kyungje Newspaper, Jang contributed a lot to popularizing stocks and nurturing the capital market in the nation’s early days.
In the 1970s, he contributed to the development of the nation’s heavy chemical industry as a journalist for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Economic Planning Board.
After moving from the media to the industry, he devoted himself to public relations for Korea’s plant and power generation equipment industry as a public relations director of the now-defunct Korea Heavy Industries Co. (Currently Doosan Heavy Industries).
As a part of talent donation after retirement, he served as an economics lecturer of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, contributing to instilling the right business outlook and relieving anti-business sentiment in the public, especially young people.